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Two women were caned in front of 100 people in a shariah court in Terengganu on Sept 3 for attempting to commit lesbian sex. (Bernama pic)

PAS is tarnishing image of Islam

Terengganu, under PAS rule, is again in the limelight for the wrong reasons. The recent public caning meted out to two women accused of...
Indonesian Woman's Jailing Over Mosque Noise Sparks Backlash

Indonesian Woman’s Jailing Over Mosque Noise Sparks Backlash

JAKARTA —  Indonesia's jailing of a woman for complaining about the volume of a mosque loudspeaker has sparked a wave of criticism, with a petition...
Violent extremists tarnish image of their own faith, cardinal says

Violent extremists tarnish image of their own faith, cardinal says

ROME - Meeting with a top Muslim leader in Saudi Arabia, the Vatican’s chief interreligious dialogue official called for the equal treatment of people...

Pope advisors attack Trump’s aide Steve Bannon and US religious right

Rome (dpa) - Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon and Christian extremists that have sided with the US president have a dangerously "fundamentalist" world...
As Africa Faces More Terrorism, Experts Point to Saudi-spread of Fundamentalist Islam

As Africa Faces More Terrorism, Experts Point to Saudi-spread of Fundamentalist Islam

On June 5, Saudi Arabia and its allies, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of...
Google reveals new plans to combat online extremist content

Google reveals new plans to combat online extremist content

New York (dpa) - Google pledged to crack down on extremist content online Sunday as the internet giant unveiled a new four-pronged approach. The...
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Recognizing World War II Muslims that sheltered fleeing Jews

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 – One of the little-known stories of the Holocaust is that of Muslims who risked their lives to save Jews...
Who exactly are ‘radical’ Muslims?

Who exactly are ‘radical’ Muslims?

Indian Muslim woman Shagufta Sayyd prays in Mumbai, India. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool The Trump administration has been using the phrase “radical Islam” when discussing...

Politics, not theology, at root of Islamism, says French scholar

“Never in our recent history the gap between the politically correct discourse about political Islam in France and in the Arab world been...
Americans Have Double Standards On Religious Violence

Americans Have Double Standards On Religious Violence

Americans exhibit a double standard when it comes to religious violence, extending far greater benefit of the doubt that attackers claiming to be Christian...

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